Happy Friday love doves! It's the end of another week. How does it feel? I hope the answer is GREAT for all of you.
As for me, this is the day when things start to get busy. This weekend equals two birthday parties and a wedding shower. It's going to be a fun and busy next couple of days!
For those of you who are new here, or who have just forgotten, the FEATURED AUTHOR this month is CHARLAINE HARRIS.
Dead Until Dark
Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publication: May 5, 2009
Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps—and nothing about weres.
Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works—and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.
But there’s a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle.
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by parajunkee and alisoncanread! I hope you'll join this great little Find and Follow party!
This Week's Question
Q: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?Normally, this one would be kind of a "Let me think..." question, but I'm actually pretty sure I know. If I were to receive a gift card for two books then I would immediately snatch up "The Kneebone Boy" and "Sisters Red". These both look like phenomenal reads. I enjoy dark fantasy and fable-twists so I'm absolutely looking forward to getting my hands on these.
How about you? What would you snatch up?
*The Kneebone Boy*
Title: The Kneebone Boy
Author: Ellen PotterGenre: Middlegrade Dark Fantasy
Publication: September 14, 2010
Synopsis: Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . .
In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.
Title: Sisters Red
Author: Jackson PearceGenre: Fable/Fairytale Twists
Publication: June 7, 2010
Synopsis: Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead. Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?
Well, that's all for this week's Featured and Follow Friday dearlings!
I'll see you all tomorrow for Stardust Saturday and a review of "Eyes Like Stars" by Lisa Mantchev.
Until Next Blog,